Gratitude and Generosity

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Gratitude and Generosity

God has richly blessed our church again throughout 2014. The spirit in the rooms Sunday was just one example of our church’s excitement about proclaiming the gospel. Thank you for participating in the Vision Sessions last Sunday. Over 200 people provided great feedback to our committee. The discussions were positive, engaging, and multi-generational. If you […]

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Strategic Planning

This year, our church is engaged in a strategic planning process to discover God’s vision for our church in the next 4-6 years. We want to discern God’s call together for First Baptist through 2020. This process involves several stages of gaining information from the church and community, planning with staff and deacons, and sharing […]

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The Moving Box

The Moving Box

Shame affects every Christian. Sometimes shame can be healthy and turn us toward God’s mercy. Most adults, however, suffer from unhealthy shame. We feel unhealthy shame usually for who we are, or we are ashamed for becoming the kind of person we never thought we would become. Unhealthy shame is like the moving box of […]

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Live the Gospel

Winter connects and equips the body of Christ at First Baptist. Just as people flood local gymnasiums to get into physical shape, we have the chance to train our spiritual muscles together. We learn to do as Ephesians 4 instructs, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of […]

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A New Chapter

The New Year offers us a chance to write a new chapter in the story that God is telling through our lives. We don’t try to start over as if we have a blank slate or try to undo the past. Instead, with the breath of God’s spirit and the gift of his mercy, we […]

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When We’re Transplanted

When We’re Transplanted

Camellias are blooming in Florida. Based on my limited knowledge, these shrubs can be transplanted with very careful work. With time, skill, and attention, these beautiful plants can multiply in new gardens. The plant must take root, and the gardener adjusts his plan to the new conditions in the soil. One of the ways God […]

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Christmas Work

Christmas celebrations and worship take a lot of time. Through staff and volunteers, FBCTLH has offered our best to our “Savior, Christ the Lord.” I’ve been so pleased with the entire month of December. Now the Christmas work begins—to obediently carry out what we so firmly believed in worship. Former Howard University dean and theologian […]

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8 Things to Know About Ezekiel Before Sunday

On Sunday, we begin a worship and Bible study series on the book of Ezekiel. It’s 48 chapters divided into 4 parts like a four-act play. Most SMBS classes are teaching the material on Sunday morning. Here are some things to know. Ezekiel had two jobs. Like many people who change careers at mid-life, Ezekiel […]

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Ezekiel Worship Series

Ezekiel Worship Series

Ezekiel: God’s Presence in Performance Worship and Bible Study Series this January We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year! Each Sunday this January, Dr. Shiell will be preaching through the book of Ezekiel as we discover together God’s presence where he’s planted us here in Tallahassee. Together we will […]

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Zack and Laura Summerlin

We continue the series from last week: FBCTLH folks who have discovered Kairos moments in Advent. These times often come during a crisis, whether our own or someone else’s. If you’re in a caring profession, you encounter people going through times of change constantly. Laura and Zack Summerlin help people through difficulties on a regular […]

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